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Satus Pass - 10/8/2014 2:59:23 AM

Satus Pass Report - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 18:38
Satus Pass US97
10/8/2014 2:59:23 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Pass is open. Should adverse weather or impacts to travel occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

Weather:


Stevens Pass - 10/8/2014 2:49:52 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 18:38
Stevens Pass US2
10/8/2014 2:49:52 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Pass is open. Should adverse weather or impacts to travel occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

Weather:


Blewett Pass - 10/8/2014 2:56:03 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 18:38
Blewett Pass US97
10/8/2014 2:56:03 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Pass is open. Should adverse weather or impacts to travel occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

Weather:


Snoqualmie Pass - 10/8/2014 2:43:24 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 18:38
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
10/8/2014 2:43:24 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
Refer to conditions and weather column for current restriction information

Restrictions Westbound:
Refer to conditions and weather column for current restriction information

Conditions:
Temporary closures for rock blasting Wednesday and Thursday, beginning at 6:00 p.m. and are expected to last one hour or more. During blasts crews will close I-90 eastbound at Gold Creek milepost 56, and westbound at Price Creek milepost 61. There are no services past Exit 53 eastbound, or past Exit 70 westbound during blast closures.

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Sierra Leone: strike leaves Ebola dead in streets

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 18:34
The Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation reported Wednesday that bodies of Ebola victims have been left in the country's streets because of a strike by burial teams, who complain they have not been paid

Syrian rights groups call on world to save Kobani

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 18:34
Several Syrian human rights groups called on the world to save the embattled Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani from falling into the hands of the Islamic State group as new U.S.-led airstrikes targeted the extremists near the town Wednesday.

Scientists see severe coral bleaching near Oahu

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 18:34
While people in Hawaii have been sweating out a lack of trade winds, corals underwater are also suffering.

More than 50 sperm whales spotted off California

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 18:34
More than 50 sperm whales emerged off the Southern California coast in an extremely rare, hours-long sighting that had whale watchers and scientists giddy with excitement.

Astronauts resume routine spacewalks for NASA

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 18:34
Two spacewalking astronauts moved an old, broken pump into permanent storage Tuesday, NASA's first routine maintenance outside the International Space Station in more than a year.

LED there be light: 3 share Nobel for blue diode

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 18:34
An invention that promises to revolutionize the way the world lights its homes and offices -- and already helps create the glowing screens of mobile phones, computers and TVs-- earned a Nobel Prize on Tuesday for two Japanese scientists and a Japanese-born American.

Lawrence: Photo hacking was 'sex crime'

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 18:31
The people who chose to look at nude celebrity photos that hackers posted committed "a sexual offense," actress Jennifer Lawrence says in an exclusive interview with Vanity Fair in its November issue.

Global growth worries send Asian stocks lower

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 18:31
Asian stocks sagged Wednesday as pessimism about global growth spread following a decline on Wall Street overnight and a strengthening yen, which dampened prospects for export-oriented Japan.

SolarCity lets homes buy solar with no upfront costs

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 18:28

SolarCity offers new kind of loan to allow homeowners to buy solar with no upfront costs.

       

Gay marriages temporarily blocked in Idaho, Nevada

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 18:23

An appeal by Idaho prompted a Supreme Court order blocking gay marriage there and in Nevada

       

Wal-Mart cuts health benefits for some part-timers

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 18:19
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to eliminate health insurance coverage for some of its part-time U.S. employees in a move aimed at controlling rising health care costs of the nation's largest private employer.

Americans living longer as most death rates fall

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 18:18
Americans are living longer than ever before, according to a new government report filled mostly with good news. U.S. life expectancy inched up again and death rates fell.

Mobile revolution shakes up Silicon Valley

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 18:18
Smartphones, tablets and other gadgets aren't just changing the way we live and work. They are shaking up Silicon Valley's balance of power and splitting up businesses. Long-established companies such as Hewlett-Packard Co. and eBay Inc. are scrambling to regain their footing to better compete against mobile-savvy trendsetters like Apple and Google, as well as rising technology stars that have built businesses around "cloud computing."

EU broadens corporate tax crackdown to Amazon

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 18:18
The European Union is broadening its crackdown on multinationals' tax avoidance schemes, opening Tuesday an investigation into Amazon's practices on suspicion the online retailer is not paying its dues on profits made across the 28-nation bloc.

The dangers of talking to your car

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 18:18
Just because you can talk to your car doesn't mean you should. Two new studies have found that voice-activated smartphones and dashboard infotainment systems may be making the distracted-driving problem worse instead of better.

Drug agency sued over its fake Facebook account

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 18:18
The Drug Enforcement Administration set up a fake Facebook account using photographs and other personal information it took from the cellphone of a New York woman arrested in a cocaine case in hopes of tricking her friends and associates into revealing incriminating drug secrets.